81869 - Teaching Innovation and Education Technology

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students: - know the different teaching and learning strategies; - know how to design and manage the learning environment in the school context using also technologies; - know the characteristics of the formal, non-formal and informal training system and are able to compare them by building forms of integration and collaboration between them; - will be able to plan their school activities by identifying goals, objectives, skills, individualization and personalization strategies, tools, times / spaces, assessment methods; - will know in depth the research and intervention methodologies related to school training contexts; - know the debate on the knowledge society and on the development of information and communication technologies; - can analyze new technological applications based on problematic didactic models; - know how to compare and choose educational mediation technologies appropriate to the contexts and interlocutors with whom they work; - know theories and interpretative tools of telematic communication and know how to insert them in educational intervention projects; - know how to use computer equipment to document their school activities; - are able to find the most appropriate methods and tools to improve and deepen their professional and cultural skills also by participating in learning communities and communities of practice.

Course contents

The course is in Italian.

The course intends to reflect on didactic innovation seen as the set of innovative methodologies and activities present in scholastic practice and able to modify the learning and teaching processes to respond more effectively to the changes taking place in contemporary society. In this context and in the complexity of a contemporary society, formal, informal and non-formal education are increasingly interconnected (also in the perspective of the knowledge society). The curse will reflect on the problem of educational technologies and of the transformation of the tools of educational communication and didactic mediation into a general expansion and redefinition of the conception of training itself. Technologies of education critically analyze the set of instrumental and methodological opportunities: teachers are called to exercise their right and duty of choice according to the quality of the objectives of the school services in which they operate and of the specific contents of their training program. Therefore we intend to analyze the languages and strategies of teaching, the main theoretical models of teaching / learning, the mutual interaction between research and educational action (the researcher teacher) and the connections between design, evaluation and didactic, the concepts of didactics in the digital age, learning environments, media education, digital skills; to face the problem of the technological qualification of the educational experience lived in the new context of development of telematic tools; to identify the new perspectives of didactic professionalism for teachers called to move consciously in the complex panorama of new technologies.

In this process of reflection and research, these issues will be addressed taking into account the complexity of the educational relationship, gender studies, and inclusive education.

The course will be in the first semester.

Readings/Bibliography

Students will have to study all materials published on the Virtual Platform 2021/2022 (available from end of September 2021) and to complete the 3 assignments on the same platform. These assignments must be uploaded before the oral exam: students must register on the platform and follow instructions (please, do not send your assignments via e-mail, use the platform).

It is strongly suggested to attend lectures, students will benefit from working with other exchange students and with Italian students too (improving Italian language).

Teaching methods

Lectures, classrooms exercises, Moodle's activities, discussion on videos.

Assessment methods

The final assessment is an oral exam in English about the material published on the Moodle Platform and on the 3 assignments.

Criteria to assess oral exam will be:

- clarity in the presentation of the contents;
- ability to deepen and link the main issues;
- appropriateness in the use of specific terminology;
- critical analysis of the repercussions of the topics studied within school contexts and for the training of teacher professionalism.

The maximum possible score is 30, the minimum to pass is 18.

If rejected at the exam, it is possible to have a second chance.

The oral exam must be completed with the mandatory assignments published in the Moodle platform: each assignment will be evaluated in .../30 and will be part of the final assessment (5 ECTS for the oral exam; 1 ECTS for each Moodle's assignment).

Inscription to the exam on Almaesami website.

Teaching tools

Teams, PC, Moodle, videos.

Office hours

See the website of Elena Pacetti